Nurse Salary

All states of the United States of America is passing through nurse shortage due to increased population, higher rise of ageing population, other higher paying career opportunities and baby booms. These reasons have also offered easy job opportunities and competitive salaries to nurses.

The salary ranges for different types of nurses are also different as per their practice field. The salary of RN, LPN, APRN and Specialty nurses also varies differently. But, there are certain factors, which are common in all nurse practices and affects Nurse Salary salary accordingly.

These factors can be summed up as follows:

  1. Size and Type of the facility
  2. Practical Working Experience
  3. Location of the facility, city, urban or rural
  4. Standard of Living, where facility is situated
  5. Working position & designation
  6. Education level, certification and type of specialty
  7. Working Hours (Full time, part time or weekend)
  8. State and city where you work (cost of living)
  9. Type of the Work

The salaries of different types of nurses can be summed up as follows:

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN )

  • North Carolina: $18.11
  • Ohio: $17.72
  • Florida: $17.52
  • New York: $17.23
  • Georgia: $16.25
  • $33,920 and $47,220 annually

Registered Nurse (RN)

  • California: $33.73
  • New York: $27.91
  • Pennsylvania: $26.14
  • Texas: $25.95
  • Illinois: $25.84
  • $52,520 to $77,970 annually

Advanced Practiced (AP)

  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) $135,388 to $155,415
  • Certified Nurse Midwife $81,557 to $96,097
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) $74,545 to $88,168
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) $75,838 to $89,392
  • Advanced Practice Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) $60,000 to $125,000

Specialty Nurse

  • Acute Care Nurse $61,142 to $73,141
  • Adult Nurse $78,181 to $83,510
  • Cardiovascular Nurse $75,780 to $84,902
  • Informatics Nurse $59,600 to $69,682
  • Neonatal Nurse $58,273 to $76,149
  • Pediatric Nurse $54,325 to $65,292
  • Psychiatric Nurse $55,864 to $54,663
  • Surgical Nurse $65,718 to $79,756
  • Forensic Nurse $26 to $100 per hour or a flat fee of $150 to $400 per case
  • Legal Nurse Consultant $125 to $150 per hour
  • Travel Nurse $30 to $40 per hour, plus benefits
  • Nurse Practitioners $77,392 – $83,327 – $96,712 – $102,964
  • Nurse Anesthetist $155,000 to$175,000 annually